Cooking

Are you terrified of the kitchen or maybe you just want to learn how to cook better. Is your lack of knowledge preventing you and your family from eating well? Or are you a gourmet cook looking for inspiration? Do you want to travel to international destinations without ever leaving the kitchen? Our classes include culinary basics, gourmet and international cooking. We even offer culinary tours!

Whether you are a beginner or proficient in the kitchen, join us for the adventure of a lifetime and learn the pleasures of cooking well one step at a time in a hands on supportive environment. No fear, no pressure, just a whole lot of fun and good food. You won't regret it!

And if you'd like to take your education further sign up for one of our 10 Class Ongoing Series Programs where you'll begin your journey of becoming an accomplished cook. Classes are 3 hours in length with 2 - 4 classes per month, Monday through Saturday. Classes rotate monthly allowing students to take the full course at their convenience.

Cooking 101 The Series - Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: Kitchen Know How, Basic Knife Skills, All About Spices & Herbs, The Mother Sauces, Oil & Vinegar - the Magic Elixirs, Chicken, Chicken and More Chicken, Where's the Beef, Pork the Other White Meat, The Earth's Bounty - Vegetables & Fruit, The Ocean's Bounty -Seafood.

Cooking 102 The Series -Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about ingredients, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: The Mighty Egg, Beans - black, red, white, pinto and garbanzo, More Legumes - peas, black eyed peas, lentils, fava beans, lima beans, Rice - long grain, arborio, jasmine, black, brown, red, wild and basmati, Grains - quinoa, amaranth, bulgur, grits, barley, oatmeal and cornmeal, Pasta -couscous, orzo, pilaf, macaroni, egg noodles and angel hair, All About Cheese - hard and soft, Stocks and Soups, Nuts and Seeds, Vegetables of the Season.

Mastering Technique-The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for the series geared towards mastering the techniques that will make you the best cook you can be. Classes include: Advanced Knife Skills, Poach - Simmer - Boil, Blanch - Parboil - Shock, Steam - Braise - Stew, Saute and Sear, Pan Fry - Stir Fry - Deep Fry, Roast - Bake - Broil, Mixed Techniques, Advanced Stocks and Soups, Advanced Sauces. This series requires previous registration in Cooking 101.

Basic Knife Skills Cooking 101 - Feb-13-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

A good knife is one of the most important tools in the kitchen. Knowing how to use one and which knife does what job makes cooking all the more pleasurable...

Sausage from Scratch - Feb-16-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for an evening of sausage making. You'll learn all about the fillers, casings, how to create your own seasoning blends, and of course, how to make your very own sausage...

Artisan Pizza - Feb-18-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

The secret of great artisan pizza lies in your hands. Pick the best ingredients, combine it with the magic of flour, water and yeast and wonderful alchemy occurs...

The Women's Room - Feb-19-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

The power of a woman's experience has no bounds. Join us as we come together to share our wisdom, experiences, joys and sorrows while cooking our way through surprise ingredients...

All About Spices and Herbs Cooking 101 - Feb-20-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Seasoning is the most important component of cooking a great meal. Spices and herbs are the mainstays in creating the perfect seasoning mix. Join us as we explore the differences between herbs and spices, what each is meant to do and how different combinations create the most wonderful alchemy...

Sushi - Feb-23-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Sushi lovers unite! Join us as we learn the secrets of how to make your own maki, nigiri, tempura, miso and a host of other wonderful Japanese dishes. Find out where to shop for the freshest ingredients necessary for stellar sushi...

Paella - Feb-24-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Spain has influenced the food of every culture throughout history at on time or another. Her contribution to gastronomy is vast with flavors that have no rivals...

Upward Bound - Feb-26-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

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Oil and Vinegar The Magic Elixirs Cooking 101 - Feb-27-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

No two ingredients play a more important role in the kitchen than oil and vinegar. But do you really know what they are all about, when and how to use them and why are there so many different kinds? Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd as she takes you on a magnificent adventure through the land of oil and vinegar...

The Earth's Bounty Cooking 101 - Mar-05-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Did you know that a healthy diet consists of 5-9 servings of vegetables and fruits a day? But, do you really know how to cook a rutabaga or brussel sprouts? Join us as we explore the earth's bounty and learn the how, when, why and where of vegetables and fruits...

The Women's Room - Mar-11-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

The power of a woman's experience has no bounds. Join us as we come together to share our wisdom, experiences, joys and sorrows while cooking our way through surprise ingredients...

The Mother Sauces Cooking 101 - Mar-12-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

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